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 Post subject: Light fitting help please!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:02 pm 
Hi, i have changed a batten light fitting in my bathroom and now it wont work. Quite old wiring but after putting blue to neutral, green to earth and brown to live, i have 3 black, 1brown and 1 blue left. Im not sure what colour goes to the loop connectors. Any ideas? Thankyou

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 Post subject: Finding Plumbing parts when your house is imperial
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:23 pm 
Hello,

I am looking for a little advice with a toilet plumbing problem. My toilet is an old Armitage Shanks system and was manufactured to imperial standards. As such I struggle to find replacement parts because almost everything is in metric.

Case in point.

I am trying to find a replacement flush pipe. My current (leaking) pipe is 2 inches at both ends, but when I try to find a replacement I just get (a) ...

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 Post subject: Hello Folks!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:12 pm 
Hello Folks

I'm an amateur DIYr based in Dundee. I have a 100yr old house with some very challenging imperial vs metric issues and have come for advice.

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 Post subject: Asbestos soil pipe
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:53 pm 
Hi guys
It's completely fine and functioning well other than it has flaky paint but my soul pipe is definitely asbestos.
It's a bungalow and therefore ground floor soil pipe only 3 foot high.
I am considering if it is worth replacing for upvc as you walk past it to get to my door and it's ugly.

My question is not the dangers of asbestos but what usually happens under ground. The soil pipe base ...

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 Post subject: Who is the best and cheapest smsts training supplier
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:10 pm 
Hi can anyone advise me on Who is the best and cheapest smsts training supplier in London. Thanks

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 Post subject: Just saying..........
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:04 pm 
"tea break" Doesn't the colour of a fence make a difference? I have just stopped (for more coffee) whilst painting the fence a new colour, pictures later.
Question, what colour was your fence and what colour is it now?

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 Post subject: Old house lighting switch wiring
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:23 pm 
Hi,
I have an odd problem - hoping someone might be able to help. Just moved into an old house (circa 1700) which was extended in the 80s. The lights in the two original bedrooms dont work. The switch plate on one room was damaged and when I took it off there were lose wires - simple enough so far. But the wiring is odd. I have 3 red, one yellow and one blue. I ...

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 Post subject: Leaking Drain Valve
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:22 pm 
Hi Chaps,

Typically I've discovered half-way through fitting a new laminate floor that 3 radiators are leaking slowly from the drain valve. Only slowly dripping but no good for the floor.

Would appreciate any tips you might have on how to fix? Tips for an absolute amatuer preferred!

Many thanks,

Simon

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 Post subject: Fix for a Lumpy Paint Job
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:02 pm 
Hi,
The previous owners of my house painted the wall in some really weird way. Please see attached picture. The paint job appears to be lumpy. Is there an easy way to make the walls look smooth?
In another room I scrapped all the paint off the walls...ridiculously hard work but I can confirm it is not the walls it is the paint job.
Cheers
Tee

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 Post subject: Happy Birthday ayjay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:02 am 
Many Happy Returns

:occasion5: :occasion4: :occasion5: :occasion4: :occasion5:

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